Question by  Robin55 (84)

What is a birad 4?


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

The acronym "BIRAD" stands for "Breast Imaging Reporting and Data Systems." There are five BIRAD levels which doctors use to classify risk. Since level 5 is the highest, BIRAD 4 is indicative of malignancy suspicion.


Answer by  aeturnus (474)

After a radiologist interprets the output from a mammogram, he / she will use a scale, the birad scale, from one to six to categorize the results; hence, a birad 4 means that a suspicious abnormality was shown, which means there is a higher probability of cancer.


Answer by  Bubba49 (177)

This reflects a pattern of calcification detected on a mammogram. Most people with Birad 4 do not have cancer. However, the presence is significant and may lead to a surgical biopsy.


Answer by  Mary39 (521)

BI-RADS 4 is a rating given to a patient after having a mammogram completed. The BI-RAD 4 means that there was something suspicious and that there is a 23-34% chance that it may be breast cancer. A biopsy of small tissue will be needed in order to make an actual diagnosis.

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